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Top 10 Itineraries of 2019

Follow in the footsteps of our editors. Covering Africa and Asia, the American South and the Southwest, these are our top 10 itineraries of 2019.

Lowcountry: New Hotels in Charleston and Savannah

Both Savannah and Charleston have unique restaurant scenes, an ever-growing constellation of museums and attractions and new hotels worth recommending.

Our Favorite Restaurants in Charleston and Savannah

Charleston and Savannah are two of the most exciting food cities in the United States right now. Here are 7 of our favorite restaurants.

Object of Desire: Gullah Sweet Grass Baskets

Sweet grass baskets tell a fascinating story and offer a high level of artistry and design. They make a great souvenir from Charleston, South Carolina.

7 Things to Do in Charleston and Savannah

Architecturally, and in atmosphere, both Charleston and Savannah form a wonderful contrast. Here are 7 things to do and see in the cities.

A Newly Recommended Hotel in Lowcountry

Charleston and Savannah are sister cities. For the April 2019 issue, our writer visited hotels in both and came away recommending one in Charleston.

Letter From the Editor: April 2019

For the April 2019 issue of the Hideaway Report, we had the pleasure of returning to Namibia, where we found two outstanding lodges.

The Harper Notebook: Best Restaurants in Charleston

On our last visit to Charleston, our worst meal was merely good. Everything else ranged from excellent to sublime.

Ten Places in America to See Before You Die

Many people have a list of places they'd like to visit before they move on to the next world; here are a few American suggestions of my own.

Travel Guide to the South: Charleston

In Charleston, refined manners, Southern hospitality and historic preservation reign supreme.

Culinary Philosophy from Charleston Chef Mike Lata

New Englander Mike Lata took an "easy little road" from the Boston area to his current home in Charleston, where he serves as chef and co-owner of FIG and The Ordinary. After stints in Martha's Vineyard and New Orleans, Lata spent five years in Atlanta before he was recruited to work in Charleston in 1998.

An Exciting Charleston Takeover

We are pleased to announce that Planters Inn will take over the @HarperTravel Instagram feed this Monday, August 11.

More Charleston Restaurant Recommendations: Husk, Carter's Kitchen

We dined so well on our recent trip to Charleston that I wasn’t able to fit every restaurant I wanted to highlight within the confines of the Hideaway Report.

Charleston's Atmospheric Inns

Undiminished by wars or hurricanes, Charleston continues to radiate gentility. Its hospitable residents still tend to dress up, maintaining the streets’ air of elegance, even in the face of increasing tourist crowds.

Shopping in Charleston

After owner Brad Norton had collected some 4,000 cookbooks, he opened this light-filled store to deal with the overflow.

Recommended Private Tour in Charleston

Numerous companies offer tours of Charleston. on this visit, however, we spent most of a day with the inimitable laura Wichmann Hipp, a lifelong resident and founder of Charleston Tea Party Private Tours.

Charleston Restaurant Discoveries

Although we confined ourselves chiefly to restaurants not on my existing recommended list, we dined exceedingly well. Our worst meal in the city was merely good — the rest ranged from excellent to sublime.

Shopping: Two Hidden Treasures in Charleston

After owner Brad Norton had collected some 4,000 cookbooks, he opened this light-filled store to deal with the overflow.

Gallery: Planters Inn, Charleston

The charming 64-room Planters Inn sits squarely in the center of Charleston across the street from the historic (albeit touristy) City Market.

Charleston Tea Party Private Tours

I spent most of a day with the inimitable Laura Wichmann Hipp, a lifelong resident and founder of Charleston Tea Party Private Tours.

May 2013 Hideaway Report: California Winelands, The Charms of Charleston

The May 2013 Hideaway Report highlights a road trip through California’s wine country, with a series of hotels and notable wineries along the way.

Charleston’s Best Bars

As befits a city with so many fine restaurants, Charleston also has a range of pleasant bars in which to relax in between meals.

10 Things a Visitor Must Do or See in Charleston

Charleston is widely regarded as the most beautiful city in the United States and I see no reason to disagree.